Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders
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Personal details
Born
Geert Wilders

(1963-09-06) 6 September 1963 (age 56)
Venlo, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyParty for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid – PVV) (2006–present)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie – VVD) (1989–2004)
Spouse(s)Krisztina Wilders
(1992–present)
ResidenceThe Hague, Netherlands
Alma materOpen University in the Netherlands
OccupationPolitician
Website(Dutch) Party for Freedom website

Geert Wilders (born 6 September 1963) is a Dutch right-wing populist and nationalist [1][2][3][4][5] politician, born in Venlo. He is a member of the Dutch Parliament. He joined the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy first, and in 2006 created and has become the leader for the Party for Freedom.[6][7]

Politics

He began working as an assistant (helper) for Frits Bolkestein in 1990. In September 2004, he left People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD in Dutch, the language spoken in the Netherlands). After that he made his own party named Groep Wilders. Later he changed the name to Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for the Freedom or PVV).

Fitna

Fitna is a short movie made by Wilders. It was released on the Internet on 27 March 2008. Wilders' goal was to show people what he thinks about Islamization, using this movie.

References

  1. Willem Maas, "Citizenship and Immigrant Integration in the Netherlands," in Adam Luedtke (ed.), Migrants and Minorities: the European Response, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, Template:Catalog lookup linkScript error: No such module "check isxn"., pp. 226-242
  2. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/hate-trial-for-farright-politician-geert-wilders-2097090.html
  3. "Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders arrives in Britain". 5 March 2010 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  4. Comiteau, Lauren (23 June 2011). "Wilders verdict stirs up Dutch debate" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. Dutch far-right leader challenges ESM ratification. 29 May 2012. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2012/0529/322808-dutch-far-right-leader-challenges-esm-ratification/. 
  6. Castle, Stephen (5 August 2010). "Dutch Opponent of Muslims Gains Ground". The New York Times. Netherlands. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  7. Mock, Vanessa (11 June 2010). "Wilders makes shock gains in Dutch elections". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 June 2010.

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